Achieving your black belt is no easy task in the world of martial arts. It takes determination. We found a man, 81 years young, whose determination led to him finally getting that black belt 50 years after he first started the journey.
The youth are our future, we know that. It's also no secret that far too many kids don't get the inspiration they need to see how wonderful their future can be. Our Extraordinary Person of the Week is Suprena Hickman who is helping girls grow into confident women.
The Cape Fear River is vital to our area from the massive environmental aspect all the way to it being a factor in the tourism industry. Our Extraordinary Person of the Week is making sure all of those benefits are protected.